Math You Can’t Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software by Ben Klemens (English) Pa

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Math You Can’t Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software by Ben Klemens (English) Pa

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This lively and innovative book is about computer code and the legal controls and restrictions on those who write it. The widespread use of personal computers and the Internet have made it possible to release new data or tools instantaneously to virtually the entire world. However, while the digital revolution allows quick and extensive use of these intellectual properties, it also means that their developers face new challenges in retaining their rights as creators. Drawing on a host of examples, Ben Klemens describes and analyzes the intellectual property issues involved in the development of computer software. He focuses on software patents because of their powerful effect on the software market, but he also provides an extensive discussion of how traditional copyright laws can be applied to code. The book concludes with a discussion of recommendations to ease the constraints on software development. This is the first book to confront these problems with serious policy solutions. It is sure to become the standard reference for software developers, those concerned with intellectual property issues, and for policymakers seeking direction. It is critical that public policy on these issues facilitates progress rather than hindering it. There is too much at stake.

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Publisher Brookings Institution Press
ISBN-10 0815733631
ISBN-13 9780815733638
eBay Product ID (ePID) 2309477902

Product Key Features
Format Trade Paperback
Publication Year 2005
Language English

Weight 15.5 Oz
Width 6in.
Length 9in.

Additional Product Features
Dewey Edition 22
Dewey Decimal 346.04/8
Illustrated Yes
Target Audience Scholarly & Professional
Copyright Date 2017
Author Ben Klemens
Lc Classification Number K1519.C6.K54 2017

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